Henry Sanchez

Full Name: Henry D. Sanchez, Jr.
Date of birth: May 15, 1931
Date of death: February 25, 1995

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron
H 46-2 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Brooks, Cameron, Kenedy, Willacy
H 46-2 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Brooks, Cameron, Kenedy, Willacy
H 47-2 Dec 7, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron

(1) Henry Sanchez, in special election 12/2/1967, sworn 12/7/1967, succeeded Maurice S. Pipkin, resigned 8/31/1967. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Certificate of election, oath of office. Sworn 12/7/1967. Oaths of Office.
(3) Special election 11/11/1967, runoff 12/2/1967. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Air Force. "Mr. Sanchez was an outstanding patriot, and he served with distinction in the United States Air Force for four years." 74th Legislature, R.S., HR 302. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1973.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

63rd R.S. - 1973
Citizens' Conference on State Legislatures, Steering, Special (Operations of the House)  
Intergovernmental Affairs  
Liquor Regulation  
Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
62nd R.S. - 1971
Common Carriers  
Oil and Gas Regulation  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Penitentiaries (Vice Chair) 
Public Education Financing  
Revenue and Taxation  
Texas-Mexico-Central America Friendship (Chair) 
61st R.S. - 1969
Banks and Banking  
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Common Carriers  
Interstate Cooperation  
Public Education  
Texas-Mexico Friendship (Chair) 
60th R.S. - 1967
Banks and Banking  
Commerce and Manufacturers  
Entertainment Industry  
Interstate Cooperation  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  

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